Celebrity dermatologist, Dr. Fredric Brandt, dies at 65

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Celebrity Dermatologist Dr. Fredric Brandt Dead at 65


Dermatologist to the stars, Dr. Fredric Brandt, was reportedly found dead at age 65 in his Miami, Fla. mansion on Sunday, April 5.

The doctor's celebrity patients included Madonna, Kelly Ripa and model Stephanie Seymour.

Dr. Brandt admitted that he did use his own face to test out products and procedures. "I've been kind of a pioneer in pushing the limits to see how things work and what the look would be," he told The New York Times. "Would I change anything I've done? I might not have used as much Botox, because you don't want to look quite as frozen."

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Kelly Ripa, Dr. Frederic Brandt and Mark Consuelos attend Dr. Fredric Brandt's SiriusXM launch event at SiriusXM Studio on September 26, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 17: (L-R) Dr. Fredric Brandt, Tony Robbins and Sage Robbins attend DuJour Magazine's Jason Binn and Invicta Watches in the welcoming of Tony Robbins to New York at Catch NYC on November 17, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for DuJour)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 04: Dr. Fredric Brandt (R) attends Art Basel Miami Beach 2013 at the Miami Beach Convention Center on December 4, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Television personality Kelly Ripa and Dr. Frederic Brandt attend Dr. Fredric Brandt's SiriusXM launch event at SiriusXM Studio on September 26, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Dr. Frederic Brandt and Lisa Maria Falcone attend Dr. Fredric Brandt's SiriusXM launch event at SiriusXM Studio on September 26, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Garren, Dr. Frederic Brandt, and Anna Sui attends Dr. Fredric Brandt's SiriusXM launch event at SiriusXM Studio on September 26, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 13: Dr. Fredric Brandt and New York City Ballet Chairperson Lisa Maria Falcone attends the 2009 New York City Ballet Spring Gala at David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center on May 13, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Dr. Fredric Brandt relaxes on his sofa during a dinner party fundraiser for the Miami Museum of Modern Art in his home Saturday May 3, 2008 in Miami. Behind Brandt is a painting by David Salle, part of Brandt's extensive collection. The party is part of the annual "Enchanted Evenings", a personalized style of fundraising for the museum and an example of alternative ways art institutions throughout the country are using to raise money. (AP Photo/David Adame)
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As for his patients, "I want people to feel they haven't given up on life and are still in the game."

"If I have nice skin, I owe a lot to him," Madonna told the Times in an email.

In addition to his thriving practices in both Manhattan and Coral Gables, Fla., Dr. Brandt also hosted a weekly radio show on Sirius XM and had a skincare line.

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According to a Miami Herald blogger, Dr. Brandt had suffered from a bout of depression after becoming "devastated" by comparisons to Martin Short's plastic surgeon character in Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.


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